- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kid Rock got political during Wednesday night’s concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan, telling Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to “stay the f— away.”

The rapper all but confirmed his possible U.S. Senate bid during a nearly three-minute rhyming address from behind a podium that read “United States of ‘Merica” at Van Andel Arena. He took shots at Nazis, bigots, the KKK, and anyone who “disrespects” the national anthem, MLive.com reported.

“If you want to take a knee or sit during our ‘Star-Spangled Banner:’ Call me a racist ‘cause I’m not PC and think you have to remind me that Black Lives Matter,” he said. “Nazis, f—ing bigots and now again the KKK, screw all you a—holes, stay the f— away.”

Kid Rock reportedly ended the concert with his 2010 hit “Born Free,” and took some parting shots at Colin Kaepernick.

“F— Colin Kaepernick. And f— any motherf— who decides to disrespect the national anthem,” he said of the former 49ers quarterback, who started a controversial protest movement last year by kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Kid Rock has said he is exploring the possibility of running as a Republican for Debbie Stabenow’s U.S. Senate seat, though he has held off on officially announcing his candidacy.

The Washington, D.C.-based organization Common Cause has accused the singer of violating campaign finance laws by touting himself as a candidate without publicly disclosing contributions to his campaign.

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